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RE: [External] : Re: [OFFTOPIC] Semver

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: [OFFTOPIC] Semver
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 17:00:12 +0000

> Yeah exactly. When you see a new major version in a semantically
> versioned program/library, the emotion you feel is not excitement but
> anxiety: what did they break this time? Is it something I was attached
> to?
> Of course, from the maintainer’s side, the situation is reversed:
> “Woo! 57.0, we can finally drop that legacy API we’ve had to support
> for the last several years, and that has been holding us back from
> refactoring a whole subsystem because that would break every user of
> that API!”


On the other hand, with free software one can
usually expect that the maintainers are also users. ;-)

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